LESSON 2B: Where Are the Mittens?
Using the nursery rhyme, Three Little Kittens Who Lost Their Mittens, students locate rhyming words in the nursery rhyme.
GRADE LEVEL EXPECTATIONS
R1B: Develop ability to hear and say separate sounds (phonemes) in words (phonemic awareness): produce rhyming words, isolate consonant sounds, blend onset and rime, and blend spoken phonemes.
§ Source of Literature
o The Three Little Kittens Who Lost Their Mittens nursery rhyme
§ Handouts provided
§ Words to know
Make mental notes to record later of students who found rhyming words during the activity. At the end of this lesson, record your observations of students who named rhyming words. Notes from this observation and others can be used to rate each student using the checklist at the end of this unit.
1. Gather in read-aloud area and gain attention of students by using a class signal.
2. Show the nursery rhyme and discuss.
What happen in this nursery rhyme?
How did the kittens feel?
How is this nursery rhyme like the book, The Mitten?.
3. Read the nursery rhyme, Three Little Kittens from the sentence strips. Students do the actions.
4. Discuss words that rhyme. Students find rhyming words by pointing to them, framing them, or verbally stating them.
To frame the rhyming words you can use a framing card which is a card with a “window” cut out in the middle, a new flyswatter with a hole cut out in the middle, Wikki Stick, etc.
5. Chart rhyming words and other words not included in rhyme (child initiated words). Write the first letter in red and the ending letters in blue. (Kitten, Mitten)